Tuesday Throwdown on a Friday

Playing catch up with challenges I love to participate in. This card was created for the “Sweets” challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown.

Donuts2Stamp stamps and dies from Stamps of Life were used to create this card, colored with copics and you can’t see in the photo but I covered all the icing on the donuts with Wink of Stella. Sequins were from my stash and I also used My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 to create the panel.

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Black and White

The current challenge over at Cards In Envy is Tuxedo (black and white cards). Here is my card:

All the items I used in my card were from my stash. The greeting is from Power Poppy and the stamps are from MFT. I stamped directly on the background paper to give a silhouette effect on the card. The white top layer I scored lines to create a board effect.

I would also like to participate in the following challenges:

Angie’s Digital Stamps Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Anything Goes


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Christmas, Circle Frames and Singing

Today’s Christmas Card features a black and white theme (full disclosure – this card was cased). I would like to enter this card into the Cards In Envy Challenge (Framed with Circles), Always Fun Challenges (A Christmas Carol).

I used papers from my stash and the Verve Stamp Set (Jolly Jingles), the heart border was created using a Martha Stewart Heart punch. The circle frames are SSS and the card base is GinaK Designs. The music background stamp is from MFT. I really enjoyed this card because no coloring was involved and it was simple to put together.

In addition, I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Words 2 Craft ByChristmas
Die Cuttin DivasHoliday
Sparkles Christmas Challenges: Snowmen

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Monochromatic, Sketch and Cupcake

Hope everyone enjoyed their family and friends yesterday.

Today I created a card using three different challenge themes. First I chose the sketch at Little Red Wagon – then I chose to go monochromatic using Seize the Birthday theme and finally I chose to use a cupcake as the focal point which is the challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz. Here is my card.

The cupcake and cherry on top are from Stamps by Judith and Heather, the card base is from GinaK, ribbon from Stamps of Life, sentiment from MFT, and the embellishments are dazzle stickers. I also used Wink of Stella on the cherry.

This card will be going to SAS4KIDS (I am a shipper).

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Cute Birthday Dog

I created this Birthday Card for SAS4KIDS a few weeks ago and I liked how cute it turned out and thought it would be great for one of the younger patients at the hospitals I ship to.

The cute little dog and gem are from Stamps of Life, the greeting is an outline sticker, the Cardstock is from MFT and the paper is from Stampin’ Up (very old).

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

The Cutie Pie Challenge – Think Pink
Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes

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Stencil Background

I have been a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids for the last two years. Knowing what the upcoming Holiday Season brings to my door, I needed to reorganize my spare bedroom to enable me to work more efficiently. I worked on moving things around to make space more accessible, discarding boxes, and labeling cards and files. Now I am ready to receive all the beautiful creations our card makers design.  These cards put smiles on the faces of the kids who have to spend time in the hospital due to serious illness.

After that I hit my craft room. My husband came home from work today, clutched his chest and said the Lord was calling him (ha-ha). He came home to my craft room cleaned, desk uncluttered, papers put away and floor vacuumed (I am very bad with that one).

After all that was accomplished, I finally needed to do something for me. You got it — had to create a card. The challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown this week is to use a stencil. Here is my card:

I used Holly Background Stencil (Stamplorations), then stamped MFT Music Background stamp on top of the stenciled panel. I added the border to the panel using DCWV Glitzy Pastels, and the sentiment is from MFT Seasonal Sentiments. The gems are from Hero Arts.

In addition to Tuesday Throwdown I would like to participate in the following challenges

Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers  – Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts – Anything Goes

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Blowing In The Wind

Bob Dylan wrote and first recorded Blowin’ in the Wind in 1962. Peter, Paul and Mary recorded it and sold 300,000 copies in the first week. Joan Baez also recorded it. Back then it was considered the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement.  The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2004, the song was ranked #14 on Rolling Stone’s Most 500 Greatest Hits of all time. It is still current today (sad to say). It’s a song about how we can become apathetic to poverty, war, freedom and death.

The last verse is Yes, how many deaths will it take til he knows that too many people have died. The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind.

We all need to stand up and make our voices heard.  The gun laws here in the United States need to be changed. Who needs machine gun type weapons?? We are our own worse enemies. The answer my friends is NOT blowin’ in the wind, the answer is within all of us.

The current Cards In Envy challenge is Blowing in the Wind and here is my card:

I created the background first scoring those lines with my scoreboard and then used MFT Woodgrain background stamp. The large leaves are also from MFT, as well as the sentiment. The smaller leaves were created with a punch. I added the twine ribbon which was from my stash.

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Vitamin Sea

Vacations are like a reset button mentally, physically and spiritually. We all need them. I am lucky enough to live an hour and a half from the beach. I love the smell of the ocean. I do not enjoy lying on the beach and I will only sit on the beach if I have a chair. But I love walking along the shoreline finding shells or going on the jetties and looking for sea life. The beach and ocean have many therapeutic qualities. Check out this article – Vitamin “Sea”: The Therapeutic & Sensory Benefits of Sun, Sand & Surf found on Get Well Maps blog.

I made this card with no recipient in mind. Words 2 Craft By Challenge this month are words about vacation.

To create the weathered board I learned it here. I stamped the image (Stamplorations) and masked it off and used pan pastels to create the sky/water; the birds are from GinaK Designs. I created the port hole using circle dies and Dazzle jewel dots. The ship’s wheel is from MFT and the sentimet is also from Stamplorations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Words2CraftBy :
A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. ─ Robert Orben
CCEE Stampers Nautical
Challenge Up Your Life – Summer
Create and InspireAnything Goes optional Summer Days
Digistamps4JoyAnything Goes optional Summer
Tuesday ThrowdownAnything Goes

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Stamps of Life Donut

I cannot believe how long it has been since I’ve posted. Maybe because I haven’t had the time to make any cards. Well those days are over. I have my mojo back and it came when I received this month’s die hard club set called donut2stamp from Stamps of Life.

I used an ivory card base and MFT Blueprint 27 to create the window. I used a white gel pen to add the sprinkles. I am not sure where the paper is from but when I saw it in my stash I knew it went perfectly with the theme.

This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids (current challenge is anything goes).

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Bridal Shower For Bridgette

My beautiful niece Bridgette is getting married in July. Recently a bridal shower was held for her and here is the card I created.

I have had the Hero Arts Monthly Kit from February and barely used it but I broke it out for this card which I thought was perfect. This is my second Monthly Kit and I have to tell you what a great value it is. The umbrella I colored with copics and used glossy accents to give it some rainy shine. The sentiment was computer generated. The frame is a Die-Namics Blueprints 27.

I would like to promote and link up this card to the following challenges.

Little Red Wagon (April Showers); DL Art (April Showers)

 

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